Longview Police Department and Longview Animal Services are currently investigating a case of animal cruelty.
On Feb. 12, 2021, at approximately 9:21 a.m., Longview Police were dispatched to the area of the 700 block of Oakdale Ave. Animal Control Officers located six puppies that were approximately five weeks old. The puppies were found frozen and deceased locked in a wire crate. Two adult dogs, found alive one male and one female, were taken to Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center for treatment. Animal cruelty charges are being filed on the owner of the animals with the Gregg County District Attorney’s Office. An arrest was not made at this time due to pending necropsy results. Animal cruelty is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $4,000, or both jail time and a fine.
This is a reminder that temperatures will be brutally freezing this week. Animals do not need to suffer in the cold. If at all possible, bring your animals inside your house where it is warm.